Originally Posted by Lumpy
The temp in mine was dropping too rapidly, which is why I suggested the use of candles, (I didn't know if you had ever tried that before).
None of my tanks are heavily planted anymore, (and no CO2). What would be your suggestion regarding surface agitation? I think that our power was out for 6 hours max and I didn't really do anything about that.
The temp shouldn't drop much at all over the first few hours since there's no circulation or surface agitation. My 55G could go without heat for 12-14 hours and only drop a few degrees. That being said, the area of the house where they are isn't gonna drop much below 68 given its proximity to the fireplace.
I've considered getting battery-powered air pumps but they've been out of stock everywhere and I haven't gotten around to ordering them online.
Other than that, I don't really know what else to do.
And if you don't have a lot of plants, temperature would probably be a bigger problem for you anyway.